Katie Waugh is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily in photography, sculpture, and video. She earned her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MA from Savannah College of Art and Design—Atlanta. Her recent work considers the ambivalence surrounding instances of structural collapse, as it may be thwarted, celebrated, used as a template for development, tokenized, or intentionally induced.
Her work has been included in exhibitions throughout the US and internationally, including at the Art Gallery of Peterborough, Ontario, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta Georgia, and the Kauno Biennale in Kaunas, Lithuania. Recently, her work has been featured in a solo exhibition at Alfred State College, and group exhibitions at the Northern Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb, IL; Sweet Pass Sculpture Park, Dallas, TX; and a forthcoming exhibition at Adds Donna, Chicago.
She lives and works in the Finger Lakes region of New York, where she is a tenured Associate Professor in the Visual Arts Program of Wells College. She also serves as Director of the college’s String Room Gallery, where for six years she has produced exhibitions and hosted visiting artist collaborations.